Sleep Tips

Crush Your Goals in 2019 by Making Sleep a Priority

Crush Your Goals in 2019 by Making Sleep a Priority

Happy New Year!  I love turning the page on a new calendar year.  It is a great time to reflect on what went well (and not so well) last year and set a list of new goals and intentions for the year ahead.  If you are anything like me you have A LOT in store for this coming year, which can feel equal parts exhilarating and overwhelming.

The good news is that many of your goals can be accomplished by focusing on one thing.  And, that one thing is - sleep!

How to Pack for Sweet Dreams When Traveling with Children

How to Pack for Sweet Dreams When Traveling with Children

“Pack” has always been a four-letter word in my book.

I am forever struggling with the former girl scout in me who likes to “always be prepared” and my desire to pack light in order to avoid the dreaded baggage claim.  

Now that I have children the struggle is even more real.  Especially when it comes to packing “all the things” needed to replicate their home sleep environment while we are away to help them catch their zzzs.

Because if they aren’t sleeping well, I am not sleeping well and that’s not fun for anyone.

To help ensure that “no lovey is left behind”, I have created a packing list that covers the essentials needed to create a comfy and cozy sleep environment for your children.  It also includes some of my favorite travel-friendly sleep related products too!

Is My Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Is My Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Moving your toddler from a crib to a bed can be a very exciting time. Who doesn’t love picking out new bedroom furniture and bedding? I know I sure do!  As exciting as this time may be, it is important that the transition is handled with care so that your toddler’s (and your) sleep isn’t negatively impacted. As as a sleep consultant, I talk to parents weekly who unknowingly rushed into the move and then find themselves dealing with bedtime battles and/or night wakings

Don’t worry! This milestone can be and will be a positive experience for your family if timed correctly.  And, I want nothing more than for this to be a joyous occasion for your family. Today, I am going to share my “Big Kid Bed Readiness Checklist” so that you can make sure your kiddo is equipped to handle this big change.

Top 4 Back to School Sleep Tips

Top 4 Back to School Sleep Tips

You know just how important it is for your children to get enough sleep during the school year, both for your sanity and their ability to learn. Healthy sleep habits for school aged children have many benefits including:

  • Increased ability to cope with stress

  • Reduced irritability

  • Improved memory and concentration

  • Lessened risk of anxiety and depression

  • Improved motivation and problem solving abilities

  • Better relationships with others with peers, teachers and at home

If you’re worried about how you can get you children back on a healthy sleep schedule so they can shine like their brilliant selves when they get to class, I have a few tips for you!


Surviving the Infamous 4 Month Sleep Regression

Surviving the Infamous 4 Month Sleep Regression

As a new parent, chances are that you have heard about the dreaded 4 Month Sleep Regression from a friend or family member or maybe you are currently going through it (I’m sorry!) with your babe.  The war stories usually sound like this….

“Up until around 16 weeks my baby would fall asleep peacefully in my arms while feeding and would wake up just a couple times to feed overnight and then would fall back to sleep quickly like a little angel baby.  Once my baby hit the 4 month mark, sleep became his enemy. Now he is up every hour wanting to party and it takes FOREVER for him to fall back to sleep.”


Sound familiar?  If you ever wondered why so many families share the same story, you are in luck.  I am going to shed some light on this phenomenon as well as share some surefire ways to get through it without losing too much sleep.

Early Riser? Take Advantage of the Spring Time Change to Help Your Child Sleep Later

Early Riser?  Take Advantage of the Spring Time Change to Help Your Child Sleep Later

If you are the not-so-lucky parent of an early riser don’t fret, help is on the way!   You, my friend, are going to take FULL advantage of the upcoming change to Daylight Savings Time (DST) and nip those early wakings in the bud, once and for all.  Hooray! When the clock springs ahead, that means your child will naturally wake up an hour later. Well, at least according to the clock. Just think: 6 a.m. instead of 5!  Isn’t it crazy to think of 6 a.m. as an “acceptable” wake time?